Arts and Culture

The Weekend Guide
The Weekend Guide
Rituals: The Nando’s Creative Exchange offers emerging artists the chance to develop their art. The outcome of the...
​What should journalists be writing?
​What should journalists be writing?
It is tremendously difficult to write about the needs and the centrality of the spirit in our experience of being human — ­­for a newspaper. I imagine most readers come here to feed the hunger of their egos; to keep up with the latest indicators of human folly and achievement; to...
​BKhz studio beckons to passers-by
​BKhz studio beckons to passers-by
‘Can I just call it a space? Perhaps it’s a mixture of a gallery, a studio and a project space. I don’t know the actual answer to this...
Who’s who at 99 Juta Street
Who’s who at 99 Juta Street
Design company Dokter and Misses, which makes items such as cabinets and tables decorated with Kassena motifs, has moved three blocks in Braamfontein to 99 Juta Street....
Petite Noir breaks borders
Petite Noir breaks borders
Yannick Ilunga’s artistry refuses to be any one specific thing. In a 2015 interview with British magazine i-D, the artist, better known as Petite...
Façade reveals Jozi’s entrails
Façade reveals Jozi’s entrails
It is easy to imagine gentrification as a focus of artists working in the city limits of South Africa’s urban centres. It is the story of our...
Our approach to drugs must change
Our approach to drugs must change
Years ago, when I was at university, I read a book, The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighbourhood. It documented a year in...
Cooking fills the gap of a lost love
Cooking fills the gap of a lost love
Table Manners, a food-themed movie opening in cinemas on September 28, straddles several genres. That’s exactly how its writer and...
Get a taste of Fordsburg’s history
Get a taste of Fordsburg’s history
I have a friend who makes a point of telling us when she visits Fordsburg in Johannesburg. She says the suburb tastes like home, like Durban.I...
New play unearths apartheid doctor Basson’s trial
New play unearths apartheid doctor Basson’s trial
Callousness. But the word “swagger” might also apply here. More a fraternal meeting than an earnest trial. A fawning judge. An intrepid...
Museum of Lungs: A fight to survive
Museum of Lungs: A fight to survive
The play Museum of Lungs charts the story of a woman living and working in Johannesburg, who is dealing with the aftermath of a devastating medical diagnosis and demands your attention as soon as the lights go down....
Ramaphosa, und’funa ntoni?
Ramaphosa, und’funa ntoni?
I happen to have the number of a Durban-based producer named Luvas. On his Whatsapp, flyers for shows, new singles and collaborations he is working...
Nomasonto shows off her Sunday best
Nomasonto shows off her Sunday best
Nomasonto is striking. A teen with stunning skin and an enviable demeanour. She is without boundaries. Every move she makes is with intention. She...
‘Wuz Dat?’ It’s what the people want
‘Wuz Dat?’ It’s what the people want
A title sets the tone. And Boity did well to call her first single Wuz Dat? because it’s another fine opportunity to ask: What is that?...

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